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My 26th Year In Review

My 26th Year In Review

Today Is My Birthday!

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When I think about this past year it feels like a double sided coin. On one side it was one of the most challenging years of my life and on the other the absolute most brilliant. I think it's amazing how a year seems like such a small amount of time and yet within it, so much can change. I would say most of all this year asked me to call upon my personal strength, courage and creativity. I am happy to start my 27th year more thankful, confident and passionate than possibly ever before. 

What I've Learned...

Be Actively Thankful - Life is a gift... I have heard it. I have believed it but I have never felt it to my core the way I have this year. I felt loss... I felt it and lived it and really took a hard look at it. It has made me approach the way I structure my plans for the future. When I say future I don't mean 5 years down the road... I want to live now, today, next week - if I'm lucky to even have that. If I could give any advice it would be - take that trip, say "yes" more often, tell the people that you care about you love them - every time it crosses your mind - tell them. 

You're The Captain Of Your Own Ship - I've spent a lot of time worrying about coming across the wrong way, being misunderstood and ruining my own opportunities. This lead me to be very reserved with taking authority over my own time & creative worth which ultimately lead me to get taken advantage of. This year, I noticed I started speaking & standing up for myself by not letting overpowering personalities get the best of me. 

I'm Strong - As a women I've always felt like people see me as very fragile and to be honest I wasn't sure they were wrong. This year I could feel myself make the internal decision to be strong in the hardest of moments. It's lead me to be a better partner, friend and daughter. 

Big Love Let's You Grow - Taylor and I agreed years ago to build our lives together but also to build our own lives as individuals before we got married. I think because we have both been able to be 100% true to our passions and personal goals that when we got engaged I really felt how our individual growth had changed us for the better. It is so exciting to go into the year of our wedding being so happy with who we are on the inside and more in love with each other than ever.

I'M SO BLESSED - My home is a happy one. The people in my life, old & new, are thoughtful, generous & loving and I'm healthy. My heart truly feels so full and for everyone who has had a part in that - THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU... This is 27!

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